Health and Wellness
Teen Mental Health: Rolling Darkness into Light
Here's why Congregation Or Ami focused our energies on creating a mental health and wellness retreat for teens.
How My Congregation Acts as a Family for Older Members without Relatives
Our synagogue runs a group for temple members aged 48 and up who are anticipating – or already experiencing – the challenges of growing older without family to rely upon for practical and emotional support.
How Jewish Communities Can Help One Another After a Suicide
Adolescent suicide is on the rise in the United States, and data indicates that suicide is a communicable disease, with one spurring others. No community is exempt: Suicide impacts our congregations, our clergy, and our camps.
How to Address Aging, Illness, and Mental Health in Our Congregations
A growing aspect of my work with Jewish Sacred Aging – a forum for discussions on aging for Baby Boomers and their families – has been to work with congregations to develop responses on issues related to mental health. This issue, which spans across ages and i